Sue de Pomerai joins Colin and Dave for this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful.
- Her work for FMSP and MEI and, previously as a teacher
- Sue’s alter ego, Ada Lovelace, and getting more young women into maths
- Colin writes books: he mentions Cracking Mathematics and some good reviews of The Maths Behind, both available wherever good books are sold.
- Statistics in the new A-Level
- Number of the podcast: 10,213,223, a self-describing number
- Colin is reading Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts and has a review copy of Geometry Snacks by @solvemymaths and @panlepan.
- Dave has been in a shoe-shop buying shoes and has Questions. Colin thinks shoe sizes are ridiculous, then talks about 48cm shoes as if they would be reasonable.
- We congratulate @vihartvihart and @standupmaths for winning the JPBM Communication Award. Hooray!
- Nominations are open for the Zeeman Medal. On no account should you nominate @samuel_hansen.
- Sue is addicted to @mscroggs’s advent calendar. So is Colin.
- Articles for @chalkdustmag’s next issue are due by Januray 3rd 2018.
- Dave needs help - specifically with designing a pi-rate t-shirt.
- We mention Grace Hopper, who is mentioned in Cracking Mathematics, available wherever etc.
- Dave finds more fake maths on Facebook: apparently 90% of maths graduates can’t solve $y+2=y$.
- Dave’s son Reuben is learning proof in Year 4!
- Dave is doing algebraic fractions right, but wonders how to motivate expansion and factorising.
- Why do we do maths in school?
- Puzzles: Come on loyal listeners, we’ve had no solutions to the previous two puzzles. Go back and do your homework.
Alternatively, you could respond to this:
In a ridiculous alternate reality, you’re asked to pen a maths book in the style of a thriller. What’s your opening line?— Ed Southall (@solvemymaths) November 19, 2017
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